Preparation for travel is always part of the excitement of taking a journey. I personally prepare my cases after unpacking the last trip. Clean them, wash the covers and the pods you store your clothes in and put them back in the case in preparation for the following trip. Whoops but this time I can’t find my big old green case weigher…. or whatever you call it. I’ve had it for about 12 years…but somehow it has not been put back in the right place after my last return (which by the way was only 4 weeks ago) Packing the cases, means extending the imagination as you do so. What to wear on each occasion, and then maybe a few spare interesting outfits, but at least I won’t need winter clothes this time, it’s going to be hot, hot, hot, just as I like it. On this trip I’ll even get a little down time with friends and for me that means shorts and T’s, and no responsibilities for a few days at least. …
You just can’t be too precious. I’ve been working on the Quilting of this quilt for days now. I don’t like it. So I put it aside and I will do another one. That’s the way it is.
As promised the Houses to create magic. I would love to share my little houses with you and I wonder what you would do with them? You could put them in a line, Built a Neighbourhood. Design a quilt. You can enlarge them, add to them, create your own, but you need to have at least 50% of my design in your creation. You have from now until the 3rd of August (SA time) to work your magic. The prize will be one of my small houses quilts made just for you! And 6 runners up will receive “The Adventures of the Amazing Alphabet” This time I will share all of the entries on a page on my blog. Pam’s houses competition. If you click on the link above it will give you the PDF you can print out.
This is a small video I made on the creation of the funny little crow quilt. https://spark.adobe.com/video/U17jvvwmyAp71/embed
It’s been one of those days. I have the two Grandies here with me because the school has a student free day. It’s rained all day and I’m without a car so I’ve been working up a storm in the studio preparing classes. I added small hand carved hand that comes from India and I a couple of antique buttons. The edge was over cast by hand with thread that is flax and has come from Scotland some 50 years ago. (I did that during a Quilt Guild meeting.) Add a little stitching with embroidery thread, add a pin to the top and voila You have a pin.
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